I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season and that 2016 was a successful year for you! This year has been both exciting and challenging for the valuation profession, and the Appraisal Institute has been busy on your behalf.
If you’ve thought about pursuing an Appraisal Institute review designation, or have been waiting for the latest education offering, I’m pleased to share with you some exciting news.
AI Premieres Latest Review Designation Course
Review Case Studies – Residential, which is the newest offering in AI’s review designation education line-up, premiered December 12-13 in Chicago.
Attendees who take the Review Case Studies – Residential course will apply the review process learned in Review Theory – Residential by walking through a case study that focuses on a two-stage review assignment.
Learn more about the course and check the schedule for future offerings.
AI to Offer ‘Yellow Book’ Webinar
The Appraisal Institute will host a webinar, “2016 Yellow Book Changes – Overview for Appraisers,” in early 2017.
This program will provide an overview of the major changes to the 2016 version of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, commonly known as the Yellow Book. The program will provide an initial analysis of major issues and considerations that appraisers performing Yellow Book assignments should pay particular attention to, such as issues relating to “Larger Parcel,” market analysis and highest and best use.
The program will include a Q&A session for appraisers to understand the full context of the changes. Registration will open soon.
Other News Around AI
And here’s some additional important news from the Appraisal Institute:
- AI posted a video featuring my description of the organization’s international outreach efforts.
- If you haven’t already done so, check out the latest quarterly edition of The Appraisal Journal, which contains timely and informative articles about relevant topics.
- The Appraisal Institute continues to grow its social media presence. Be sure to follow AI on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Finally, I want to thank you, again, for the opportunity to serve as your 2016 president. I have had the opportunity to personally meet or speak directly with many of you, and have enjoyed the feedback, constructive ideas and thoughts for our organization’s direction. I believe that the Appraisal Institute’s future is very bright as we move into our 85th year of service to membership, the profession and the public. We have so many opportunities in front of us, and I look forward to assisting in their pursuit.
I wish each of you a happy holiday season and look forward to continued service as your immediate past president next year under the leadership of 2017 President Jim Amorin MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, and the rest of the Board of Directors.
Sincerest wishes for a Happy New Year!